BlackBerry serves up cross-platform BBM signup page; so when’s the launch date?

A cross platform version of BlackBerry Messenger has been teasing us at the periphery of our vision for weeks now. We know the app’s coming to iOS and Android, we’ve heard about wide-scale testing being underway, and Samsung looks anxious to get started promoting the service in Africa. All that’s left, so it seems, is for it to finally leave testing and go public. While we still lack any hard date – or for that matter, even rumors of a specific date – we continue to see signs of an imminent launch, with the latest arriving from BlackBerry itself.

The company today added a signup page for interested parties to get info about these Android and iOS BBM apps when such news becomes available.

That’s definitely a step on the road to launch, but what about that destination: when will we see these iOS and Android apps hit their respective app stores. We haven’t heard mention of it in a while, but back when BlackBerry first confirmed these plans, it said that its goal was to get the apps out before the end of summer. Labor Day’s right around the corner, and then we’ve only got about three more weeks of summer to go. If BlackBerry intends to make good on its word, that means we’ll be seeing this release before the end of September.

Source: BlackBerry
Via: Redmond Pie

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